Can the environment we live in and the foods we eat change our genes? Randy Jirtle, the "godfather" of epigenetics, presents a talk titled "Epigenetics: How Genes and Environment Interact."
Focused on epigenetics, genomic imprinting and fetal origins of disease susceptibility, Jirtle identified the first imprinted tumor suppressor gene, IGF2R, and showed that its inactivation increases tumor resistance to radiotherapy.
The talk is open to students, faculty and the general public. A reception follows the talk, giving the audience a chance to meet and to talk with Dr. Jirtle.
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